OHMTEK AND VISHAY THIN FILM
1978: Ohmtek, Inc. is formed by Dr. Frank Collins and a group of investors who acquire the equipment of Airco Speers when it exits the electronics R&D sector.
1980: Ohmtek moves to a new 19,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Niagara Falls, New York.
1982: Sales reach $3 million with 60 employees.
1984: Sales reach $6 million with 100 employees.
1985: Ohmtek manufacturing space is expanded by 3400 square feet.
1987: Ohmtek is acquired by French electronics manufacturing company Sfernice, S.A.
1988: Vishay acquires Sfernice and its holdings, including Ohmtek.
1990: Ohmtek annual sales reach $10 million with 200 employees.
1997: Legal name is changed to Vishay Thin Film, Inc.
2007: Name is changed to Thin Film North America and the group is moved to the Vishay Americas sales team under Vishay Dale.
2008: The Niagara Falls, New York facility is certified as an ISO9001-2000 manufacturing facility.
2009: The Niagara Falls facility is certified to ISO-1401 Environmental Management standards.